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Gov’t Recommends Temporary Closure of Private Academies

Gov’t Recommends Temporary Closure of Private Academies

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The government on Wednesday recommended that all private educational institutes nationwide temporarily close to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Issuing an administrative order, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said private educational facilities, including foreign language schools, will be allowed to operate on the condition that [...]

S. Korea to Temporarily Halt Visa Waivers for Countries with Entry Bans on Koreans

S. Korea to Temporarily Halt Visa Waivers for Countries with Entry Bans on Koreans

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will temporarily suspend visa-free entry and visa waiver programs with countries imposing entry bans on Koreans, as it seeks to stem imported cases of the new coronavirus, the prime minister said Wednesday. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun also said the government will expand entry restrictions on foreigners traveling without [...]

S. Korea to Enhance Inspections of Clubs, Bars to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

S. Korea to Enhance Inspections of Clubs, Bars to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government said Tuesday it will strengthen inspections of nightclubs and bars, warning they could become new hotbeds for coronavirus infection. Nightlife spots on youth streets in Seoul and in major cities have recently been showing signs of revival as the declining number of new cases has [...]

Gov’t Launches Series of Initiatives to Promote Consumption

Gov’t Launches Series of Initiatives to Promote Consumption

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Interior and Safety said Monday it is conducting a number of campaigns in collaboration with local governments to promote consumption to help small business owners and local farmers hit by the coronavirus outbreak. There are many ways to encourage local government employees actively use restaurants that [...]

1st, 2nd Graders to Begin New School Year with TV Lessons, Rather than Online Classes

1st, 2nd Graders to Begin New School Year with TV Lessons, Rather than Online Classes

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — In a new learning environment in South Korea created by the coronavirus outbreak, getting glued to the television screen won’t be such a bad thing for young students. The education ministry announced on Sunday that, starting on April 20, first and second graders in elementary school will be following [...]